Feeling Dodger Blue

Feeling Dodger Blue

I’m never happy tossing a losing sports book ticket into the wastebasket, in fact, there’s not a sports bettor I know that is. The MLB World Series future ticket I tore up last night however was especially tough – and not because of the amount of money I bet. Actually, it really wasn’t much compared to some of the other sports book bets I’ve made in Vegas in the past.

This Dodgers World Series Future Bet Meant a Lot More Than the $180 Payout

This Dodgers World Series Future Bet Meant a Lot More Than the $180 Payout














I never place a future wager at a sports book just because it’s my favorite team. Heck, my New York Giants were longshots (18-1) at the start of the 2011 NFL season and they got it done in Super Bowl XLVI. Although my money line bet on the Giants was a winner, I kicked myself for not having made a Super Bowl future wager on my G-Men at the start of the NFL season.  

While visiting the Las Vegas Super Book at Westgate during March Madness earlier this year, I saw Dodgers World Series odds listed on the board at 6-1. This was a number that I perceived offered up some value given that the Dodgers roster was loaded and they were sure to make the playoffs. The fact that I was a lifelong Dodgers fan was merely gravy – my sports book future bet gave me an extra reason to cheer on the Boys in Blue to the World Series!

Many Dodgers Fans Feeling the Same Way

Many Dodgers Fans Feeling the Same Way








I made several other MLB prop and future bets at the sports book that day in March, including many that would pay off a lot more than my Dodger bet. But deep down, I was hopeful that my Dodger sports book ticket was one that I could cash come October. But, as Matt Adams launched Clayton Kershaw’s 102nd pitch of the game over the right field fence at Busch Stadium, I began to sense that it simply was not to be. As I watched the Cardinals celebrating on television, I realized that this Dodger fan would have to wait another year. And even though I only had $30 riding on this sports book ticket, it felt like $30,000.   

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  1. matt roberts says:

    Good post, and I enjoy the blog. But, as a Dbax fan, I have to say…that’s what the Dodgers get for peeing in our pool last year!

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